Amarillo College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,128

6.82% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$4,089

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12.7%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

10,259

29% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

30.6%

244 Graduates

About

Amarillo College is a higher education institution located in Potter County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Amarillo College were .

In 2017, 2,084 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Amarillo College. 53.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,005 degrees), 1.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (878 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Amarillo College is $1,128, which is $-6,286 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Amarillo College is $1,128, which is $-6,286 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,089.

In 2017, 43% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 16% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,128

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Amarillo College was $1,128. The cost of tuition at Amarillo College is $-6,286 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$4,089

2017 Value

38.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Amarillo College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,089. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Amarillo College grew by 38.6%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,450

Room and Board

$1,656

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Amarillo College was of $6,450 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,656. The cost of room and board increased by 0.171% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.121% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

16%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

43% of undergraduate students at Amarillo College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

12.7%

2016 Default Rate

144

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Amarillo College was 12.7%, which represents 144 out of the 1130 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Amarillo College has a total enrollment of 10,259 students. The full-time enrollment at Amarillo College is 2,977 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,282. This means that 29% of students enrolled at Amarillo College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Amarillo College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.5% White, 40.8% Hispanic or Latino, 5.36% Black or African American, 2.9% Asian, 1.84% Two or More Races, 0.487% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0585% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Amarillo College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (27.6%), followed by White Female (26.4%) and White Male (19.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Amarillo College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,259 students. The full-time enrollment at Amarillo College is 2,977 and the part-time enrollment is 7,282. This means that 29% of students enrolled at Amarillo College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Amarillo College was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Amarillo College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,872

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4,190

  3. Black or African American

    550

The enrolled student population at Amarillo College is 47.5% White, 40.8% Hispanic or Latino, 5.36% Black or African American, 2.9% Asian, 1.84% Two or More Races, 0.487% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0585% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 136 more women than men received degrees from Amarillo College. The majority of degree recipients at Amarillo College are white (1,005 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (878 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Amarillo College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Amarillo College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (132 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (169 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (186 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Amarillo College are Police officers (117,392 people), Other managers (77,120 people), Security guards & gaming surveillance officers (33,585 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (32,889 people), and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (31,632 people).

The most specialized majors at Amarillo College are Transportation (132 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (169 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (186 degrees), Precision Production (58 degrees), and Communication Technologies (16 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Amarillo College are Personal financial advisors, Physicians, Marketing managers, Medical & health services managers, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Amarillo College are Transportation (132 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (169 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (186 degrees), Precision Production (58 degrees), and Communication Technologies (16 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Amarillo College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (285,920 people), Elementary & secondary schools (74,091 people), Computer Systems Design (64,400 people), Construction (50,431 people), and National security & international affairs (43,293 people).

The most specialized majors at Amarillo College are Transportation (132 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (169 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (186 degrees), Precision Production (58 degrees), and Communication Technologies (16 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Amarillo College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Amarillo College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 974

  2. 1,110

In 2017, 974 degrees were awarded to men at Amarillo College, which is 0.877 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,110).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 142 degrees were awarded to men at Amarillo College in Electromechanical Technology, which is 15.8 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 137 degrees were awarded to women at Amarillo College in Registered Nursing, which is 11.4 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

23%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% of students graduating from Amarillo College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Amarillo College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.82% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,005 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    878 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    80 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Amarillo College is white (1,005 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (878 degrees).

1.25% of degree recipients (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    523 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    482 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    472 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Amarillo College is white female (523 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (482 degrees).

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Operations

Amarillo College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.95M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $642k (16.3%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Amarillo College had a total salary expenditure of $88.6M. Amarillo College employs 128 Instructors, 24 Assistant professors, and 22 Professors. Most academics at Amarillo College are Female Instructors (77), Male Instructors(51), and Female Assistant professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Amarillo College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 148 employees, Service, with 91 employees, and Management with 66 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.95M

2017 Endowment

6.12%

growth from 2016

Amarillo College has an endowment valued at about $3.95M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Amarillo College grew 6.12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $294k higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.85M - Federal

  2. $587k - State

  3. $1.63M - Local

As of 2017, Amarillo College received $2.85M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $587k from state grants and contracts, and $1.63M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$34.7M

2017 Salaries

6.05%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Amarillo College paid a median of $34.7M in salaries, which represents 39.2% of their overall expenditure ($88.6M) and a 6.05% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.22% decline from 2015 and a 0.673% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.8M

Instructional Salaries

189

Number of Employees

In 2017, Amarillo College paid a total of $10.8M to 189 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.48M (34%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

128 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

148 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Amarillo College were Instructor with 128 employees; Assistant professor with 24 employees; and Assistant professor with 22 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Amarillo College were Office and Administrative Support with 148 employees; Service with 91 employees; and Management with 66 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Amarillo College was Female Instructor with 77 employees, Male Instructor with 51 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 16 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Amarillo College.

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